When looking through the NASCAR Cup Series statistics for Auto Club Speedway one active driver jumps out from the rest – Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch.
The Las Vegas native leads the series in wins at Auto Club Speedway among active drivers with four victories (2005, 2013, 2014, 2019) and is one of only two drivers to win consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races at Auto Club Speedway – Jimmie Johnson (2009-2010) and Kyle Busch (2013-2014).
But Busch’s statistical dominance on the series doesn’t end there. Among active drivers he leads the series in top fives (11), top 10s (16) and laps led (807 led out of 4,899 completed; 16%).
Heading into this weekend Busch is also the series leader in several key Loop Data pre-race categories: Average finish of 8.905, series-best; Average Running Position of 8.169, series-best; Driver Rating of 111.4, series-best; 372 Fastest Laps Run, series-best; 3,962 Laps in the Top 15 (84.4%), series-most and 1,107 Quality Passes, series-most.
Plus, he is one of only three drivers that have won at Auto Club Speedway and the NASCAR Cup Series championship in the same season: Jeff Gordon (1997), Jimmie Johnson (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016) and Kyle Busch (2019).
This weekend Busch will be making his 23rd career NASCAR Cup Series start at Auto Club Speedway.